The rest of the world either laughs at us,
or is horrified by us.
US to make history trying alleged child war criminal
Wednesday April 25, 2007
A human rights group today attacked a US decision to file murder charges against a Canadian national and alleged Taliban fighter who was captured in Afghanistan when he was 15.
Omar Khadr was wounded by US soldiers during a battle near Khost, Afghanistan, and taken into US custody in July 2002. He has spent most of the past five years in the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay.
Mr Khadr's Pentagon-appointed lawyer, Marine lieutenant colonel Colby Vokey, said the US would become the first country in modern history to try a war crimes suspect who was a child at the time of the alleged violations if a trial went ahead.
Mr Khadr has been charged with murder, attempted murder, providing support to terrorism, conspiracy and spying under rules for military trials adopted last year. The conspiracy charge is based on acts allegedly committed before Mr Khadr was 10, according to his defence team.
I don't want to be accused of selective editing 'cause I tried to make this readable in this form, so go read the article.
This young man is charged with serious crimes, but the combination of the fact that he was a juvenile & the barbaric tribunal system he will be facing dishonors America in the worlds eyes.
Even Bill Clinton as "Roving Goodwill Ambassador" won't be able to fix this.